Restoring notes on 3GS

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  1. PicMeUp

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    I have a non-jb 3GS, warranty expired and version 4.2.1, STILL! Do not have access to a PC/Mac, and notes have not been backed up using iTunes. My notes went from 117 to 107! Did not "accidentally delete them. This "wonderful" 3GS did, after it was power-cycled! :) I need to get those notes back! Some of those notes have over 360 entries! :D Can you all please help me? Explain it to me like i am in the first grade. :cool: I have 60+ issues with this new out-of-the-box, "not-so user friendly", iPhone! If more information is needed, please let me know. :D
     
  2. Europa

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    There are multiple ways to back them up. You can use iTunes, iCloud, email or manually backup the Notes.db file. iCloud is the most current and reliable since the backups are done automatically every 24 hours.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to get your missing notes back if you didn't use one of the above methods to back them up.

    EDIT: forgot to add the word "no" in the last sentence.
     
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    Unfortunately, there is way to get your missing notes back if you didn't use one of the above methods to back them up.

    How I do that?! :)
     
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    I believe it was meant to say there isn't a way to get them back if you did not back them up in some way shape or form.
     
  5. Europa

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    Sorry. I forgot the word "no" in that sentence. Post edited.
     
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    Oh! :cry: Thanks for the help anyway! Learned some new stuff(the up-side)...as always! :cool: Yeah! :D
     
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    But, with a 3GS, there is NO iCloud.
    Did you find out if the notes button on one of your email accounts was turned off? I had my notes disappear once and found out I had turned them off in one of my email accounts.
     
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    How do you manually backup the Notes.db file on a non-jailbroken phone?
     
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    With iFile. Email it to yourself after you create the .zip file.
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    I was just listing all the methods for backing it up. I stated none of these would help him now since he has no backup. It was meant for future reference to prevent it from happening again. Of course, he'd have to jailbreak to use that one.
     
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    From EverythingApple
    Did you find out if the notes button on one of your email accounts was turned off? I had my notes disappear once and found out I had turned them off in one of my email accounts.
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    Suggestion: Make a duplicate copy of your backup file, as it's pretty easy for iTunes to overwrite it. On a mac, it's saved in user/library/application support/mobilesync--windows, I don't know (but I think it's inside a MobileSync folder--google should tell you). Just copy it to a new location.

    Then, if by some chance the notes don't restore to the iPhone or you want to set the phone up new, you should be able to use an extractor utility on that old backup file, to recover the text of the notes.
     
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